Hatherleigh railway station

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Hatherleigh
Hatherleigh Railway Station.jpg
Note the two platforms
Location
Place Hatherleigh
Area West Devon
Coordinates 50°49′48″N 4°05′03″W / 50.83°N 4.0843°W / 50.83; -4.0843Coordinates: 50°49′48″N 4°05′03″W / 50.83°N 4.0843°W / 50.83; -4.0843
Grid reference SS533054
Operations
Post-grouping North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway (1925 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1965)
Platforms Two
History
27 July 1925 Opened
1 March 1965 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Hatherleigh Railway Station [1] was a station [2] on the North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway between Torrington and Halwill Junction, serving the town of Hatherleigh. Hatherleigh was the largest place with a station on the line, though the town was almost two miles away. Like others on this line, the station itself was small but it was a passing place on the mainly single-track railway. The stationmaster at Hatherleigh also looked after the other stations on the line, even those, such as Petrockstow and Hole, that were staffed.

The line was opened in 1925 and was operated by the Southern Railway, though it remained a private line until it became part of the Southern Region of British Railways [3] in 1948. The line closed in 1965[4] as part of the Beeching proposals, goods services having been withdrawn the previous year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Line engineer's residence
  2. ^ Feature details
  3. ^ Branch Lines to Torrington Mitchell,V & Smith,K: Midhurst, Middleton Press,1994 ISBN 1-873793-37-5
  4. ^ "Discovering Britain's lost railways" Atterbury,P: Basingstoke, AA Publishing ISBN 978-0-7495-6370-7
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Meeth   North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway (1925 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1965)
  Hole

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